Arts news

Billy Bragg sings for Pages of the Sea

HUNDREDS of people went to the beaches at Lyme Regis and Weymouth to take part in Pages of the Sea, and admire the sand portraits of First World War heroes, as part of the nationwide Armistice Day commission by film-director Danny Boyle, who masterminded the London Olympics opening celebrations. In Dorset, Activate Performing Arts worked with…

Read more...

One giant leap for Dorchester Arts

JUST two weeks after launching its first-ever Crowdfunder campaign, Dorchester Arts has announced that the initial £5,000 target has been achieved to stage a spectacular community event, Arts Apollo – One Giant Leap, as part of the “Moonbury Rings” celebrations in July. With the success of the first target, Dorchester Arts has three weeks to…

Read more...

Egg’s Little Mermaid wins national award

THE egg theatre at Bath’s Theatre Royal has won a major national award for last year’s inventive and colourful Christmas production,  Little Mermaid. The show has won the UK Theatre Award for Best Show for Children and Young People. The UK Theatre Awards are the only nationwide awards to honour and celebrate outstanding achievements in…

Read more...

40 years on at Poole’s Lighthouse

IT’s 40 years since Poole Arts Centre opened, and, now called Lighthouse, the largest multi-arts centre outside London celebrates with a Big Birthday Bash on Sat­ur­day 3rd November from 8pm. Tribute band The Deloreons will be rocking the Concert Hall followed by Steve Power from Wave 105 playing music from the 70s, 80s, 90s and…

Read more...

Lottery boost for Tea Room Arts

TEA Room Arts in South Cadbury has been awarded a National Lottery Awards for All grant of almost £10,000 for a film project in the Vale of Camelot. From its base in Chapel Cross Tea Rooms, Tea Room Arts hosted a short series of community workshops in the basic use of digital equipment. Somerset Film,…

Read more...

Frome’s concentrating on home and satellite broadcasts

FROME, recently named as one of the “coolest” towns in Britian, has a thriving arts scene which for years has been centred on the Merlin Theatre on Frome College campus. An imaginative and varied winter programme has begun, bringing  local players, touring companies, acclaimed comics, musicians, and guest appearances from the Royal Shakespeare Company, the…

Read more...

Remembering the fallen at Salisbury Cathedral

THE centenary of the end of the First World War will be the focus of We Remember Them: Armistice at Salisbury Cathedral, with art installations, films, a concert, tours, and a Shakespeare production, throughout November. Across the North Quire Aisle, in the Morning Chapel, an outreach exhibition will bring together two of the most potent…

Read more...

Architects appointed for Brewhouse project

THE appointment of architects for the expansion of the Brewhouse Theatre and Arts Centre was announced during a visit to Taunton by the Rt Hon Jeremy Wright, the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport. MICA Architects have been appointed by Taunton Deane Borough Council (TDBC) and Taunton Theatre Association (TTA) for the…

Read more...

National award nomination for Little Mermaid

LITTLE Mermaid, the 2017 Christmas show at Bath’s egg theatre, has been nominated in the UK Theatre Awards, in the category of Best Show for Children and Young People. The winner will be announced on 14th October. The show, co-devised with Pins and Needles and written by Bea Roberts, was inspired by Hans Christian Andersen’s…

Read more...